How Susancrayne started their button or icon journey
I am a software developer and have been doing web development, UI and back end, for several years. I have decided to leverage my software knowlege (e.g. Java) to specialize in Android apps. This is my first. Although I am a somewhat serious person, I would like my icon to be whimsical, in the style of other Android icons.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
My target audience is commuters on the Metro North Railroad (possibly other railroads to come).
The Next Train app has a simple goal: to tell a commuter when the next 3 trains to their destination will leave. So let's say someone is in a taxi going to Grand Central station. They can launch this app and instantly see the times of their next 3 trains. They can click on one of those times to send a message to a person of their choice, asking that person to pick them up at their destination.
The train transportation icons that I have seen show a train either head-on or sideways. I would like to stay away from that image if possible -- if not, sideways would be better. I would prefer to go in the direction of something like train tracks. I am open to other ideas.
The icon should not be entirely blue -- that is the color of a competitor.
Android icons come in packs of 3: 36x36, 48x48, and 72x72, so that is what I need.